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Nikko | ElvenFirefly
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Game Designer

3 years on StartPlaying

157 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, Sets the Mood

Average response time: Under 1 hour

Response rate: 100%

About me

Greetings, fellow adventurers! I'm Nikko, a writer and game designer with nearly a decade of experience guiding players on epic journeys. My background covers theater, literature, and the natural sciences, which provides me with tools to weave meticulously crafted narratives that will stir your minds and steal your hearts. My primary goal is to tailor each adventure to your gaming group's preferences, allowing you to sculpt your own legacies. Currently, I am creating TTRPG supplements and articles on gamemastering, some of which have found their way onto Gen Con tables! I'm deeply passionate about community and storytelling as ways to bridge the hardships of life and make long-lasting memories and companions. You can find my work and musings at

GM style

I love to tell stories and find deeper connections in what would be a throwaway moment. With them, we unite regardless of who we are. Originally set to be a medical biochemist, my career trajectory changed after I was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons years ago. Since then, I've been expanding to other systems, looking for the ones with the strongest narrative power. My favorites so far are Blades in the Dark, Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Blade Runner RPG, and Candela Obscura. My style leans on whimsical characters, immersive role-play, vivid, sandbox worlds, and comical yet dire situations from which we don't know the way out. Combats are challenging and goal-oriented and are used to drive the story and character arcs forward.  Rest assured, I'll be your staunchest advocate, cheering you on while an ancient dragon bears down on our ship. 


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